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10/01/16
wscc

Chevy claims two IMSA titles
The Petit LeMans GTLM winning #4 Corvette
The Petit LeMans GTLM winning #4 Corvette
Chevrolet has claimed Manufacturer Championships in the two premier classes of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. With the green flag for the 10-hour Petit Le Mans, Chevrolet is assured of securing enough points to win both the 2016 Prototype Engine Manufacturer Championship and the GT Le Mans Manufacturer Championship.

"Chevrolet is honored to win Manufacturer championships in both the Prototype and GTLM classes," said Mark Reuss, GM executive vice president, global product development, purchasing and supply chain. "Thank you to our Chevrolet teams, drivers and technical partners for their dedication and commitment that resulted in these championships."

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10/01/16
wscc

Petit Le Mans: Halfway Update
The #5 Action Express Car leads
The #5 Action Express Car leads

The 19th annual Petit Le Mans is under its third full course caution, for track repairs, in the fifth hour with 175 laps complete.

Chunks of asphalt have come up in Turn 3, prompting track officials to make repairs to the circuit, following another incident in the corner just moments prior to the yellow.

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10/01/16
nassprint

Rain washes out final Dover practice
Saturday's on-track action started well for the second Sprint Cup practice at Dover International Speedway -- home of this weekend's Sprint Cup Series and XFINITY Series races. But sprinkles turned to heavier rain with 15 minutes left in that practice, bringing out the red flag after 45 minutes of the 55-minute session.

XFINITY Series qualifying was also off to a good start, but was scrapped before concluding, handing Erik Jones the pole position.

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10/01/16
F1

Latest F1 news in brief - Saturday
  • Lewis Hamilton will have to tire test instead of partying
    Lewis Hamilton will have to tire test instead of partying
    Lauda makes Hamilton do Pirelli testing - report
  • Wurz denies 'Halo' more dangerous in fire
  • Wolff responds to Hamilton 'psychological' comments
  • Sochi promoter denies 2017 race doubts
  • Schumacher taking steady road to F1
  • Red Bull denies Verstappen collapsed

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10/01/16
gp3

Albon achieves fourth GP3 win in Sepang
Aitken, Albon and Leclerc
Aitken, Albon and Leclerc
After a frustrating few rounds for Alexander Albon, the ART Grand Prix star bounced back in style to clinch his fourth victory of the 2016 GP3 Series season after making a super start and passing Series leader and teammate Charles Leclerc. The Thai added two bonus points to his tally after taking fastest lap for good measure and moves into second place in the title battle. Arden International’s Jack Aitken finished P2 ahead of Scuderia Ferrari Team Development driver Leclerc in third.

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10/01/16
f1

Hamilton dominates final practice in Sepang
Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton
Driving the superior Aldo Costa designed Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton set the fastest time in the final free practice session ahead of the Formula 1 Malaysian Grand Prix.

Mercedes driver Hamilton topped the timesheets at Sepang with a time of 1m34.434s, almost half a second faster than Red Bull's Max Verstappen.

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10/01/16
gp2

Italian rookie Giovinazzi glows in Sepang
Antonio Giovinazzi
Antonio Giovinazzi
PREMA Racing driver Antonio Giovinazzi resumed his impressive form at Sepang International Circuit: the Italian denied Sergey Sirotkin on the final lap of an action-packed Feature Race to score a fifth win his Series debut season. Behind the pair, Norman Nato completed the podium from seventh on the grid.

At the start, poleman Pierre Gasly made a poor getaway whilst Raffaele Marciello stormed past him and Giovinazzi to take the lead into Turn 1. However, the Italian driver from RUSSIAN TIME ran a bit too wide in the second corner leaving enough room for a charging Giovinazzi to go P1. As Marciello tried to fight back, Sirotkin came into the mix and overtook the Italian for P2.

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09/30/16
imsa

IMSA Road Atlanta News & Notes
Continental Tire Challenge Season Ends In Dramatic Fashion

BRASELTON, Ga. – Both the Grand Sport and Street Tuner class championships came down to the last race of the season for the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, the Road Atlanta 150, part of the Petit Le Mans weekend.

And the champions figured the easiest way to secure the title was go out and win the race, and that’s what they did: Drivers Scott Maxwell and Billy Johnson took the GS title and the race win in the No. 15 Multimatic Motorsports Ford Shelby Mustang GT350R-C.

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09/30/16
imsa

IMSA Creates Hurley Haywood Scholarship
Hurley Haywood
Hurley Haywood
A talented young driver will receive a big boost toward a career in professional racing through the IMSA Hurley Haywood GT3 Cup Scholarship, which provides the annual winner with a package aiding participation in a full season of Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama competition.

Aspiring racers between the ages of 16 and 25, with no previous full-time Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama experience, are eligible to earn the scholarship. Candidates will have a strong desire to compete in the series, outstanding previous results and proven on-track potential in junior racing categories, and the ability to build a compelling business plan for securing remaining funding needed to compete in a full season of the IMSA-sanctioned Single-Make Series.

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09/30/16
Track News

Are they nuts?
Texas is a 1.5-mile track. Bristol a 0.5-mile track. The fans would be too far away from the field at TMS. The fans might come once, but never return
Texas Motor Speedway president Eddie Gossage has envisioned his track hosting a major college football game for years. Bristol Motor Speedway pulled it off earlier this month with Tennessee and Virginia Tech squaring off, and TMS sent out a news release the week of the game to remind folks of Gossage's idea for years.

TMS and Bristol are both Speedway Motorsports Inc. tracks, and Gossage would like to think Texas could be the next race track to do it. But Gossage knows to make it work the game has to be "special" such as his idea in 2002 of hosting the Red River Rivalry between Texas and Oklahoma.

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09/30/16
nassprint

Qualifying Cancelled for Citizen Solider 400 at Dover
Brad Keselowski to start from pole
Brad Keselowski to start from pole
Qualifying for Sunday's Citizen Solider 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway has been cancelled due to persistent rainfall. The last race in the Chase for the championship Round of 16, field will be set per the provisions set forth in the NASCAR rulebook. The starting grid is determined based on the current 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series owner's points.

Brad Keselowski (Ford) will start first, Martin Truex, Jr. (Toyota) will start second, Kyle Busch (Toyota) will take the green from the third starting spot, Matt Kenseth (Toyota) will roll off fourth and Joey Logano (Ford) will start fifth to complete the top five starters.

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09/30/16
F1

Entertainment Options Expected To Boost Crowds For F1 Race At Circuit Of The Americas
COTA
COTA
After a three-year "dip in sales and abysmal weather last year," Circuit of the Americas for this year's F1 U.S. Grand Prix is "on pace to have its biggest crowds" since the inaugural event in '12, when three-day attendance totaled more than 265,000, according to Kevin Lyttle of the AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN.

COTA COO Katja Heim said of the event scheduled for Oct. 21-23, "We're almost out of reserve seats, and certain grandstands are sold out."

Lyttle notes sensing the U.S. Grand Prix was "at a critical juncture," COTA officials "ratcheted up the horsepower" for the race. This year's event will feature concerts by Taylor Swift and The Weeknd, as well as 20 Austin-area bands, Cowboys cheerleaders and "another dozen pop-up acts."

COTA Chair Bobby Epstein said, "We had to do something dramatic. We're morphing this into full festival mode." Lyttle notes Swift's show is a "serious ticket driver."

Epstein: "We'll probably have to cut off Saturday sales because that concert will put us to capacity." Last year's "torrential downpours" turned the weekend into a "quagmire for many flustered, even angry, fans." Long wait times for shuttles also "were a turnoff."

COTA "went to work on those problems by upgrading 12,000 parking spots, paving gravel roads and putting temporary concessions and restrooms on reinforced ground"  AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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09/30/16
nassprint

Video: NASCAR Dover Friday Driver Q&A
From the AR1.com Youtube site - Erik Jones (No. 20 Game Stop Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration Toyota, NASCAR XFINITY Series); Jimmie Johnson (No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet); Jamie McMurray (No. 1 Credit One Chevrolet); Chase Elliott (No. 24 Mountain Dew Chevrolet); Chris Buescher (No. 34 CSX Play It Safe Ford). If video does not play, click here.

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09/30/16
f1

Video: Iceman plays Fireman
Kimi Raikkonen switched the roaring engines of a Formula One car for the blaring sirens of a fire truck with Mohd Uzair bin Abdullah - a veteran with Malaysia's Fire and Rescue Department - in a unique Shell V-Power Job Swap ahead of the Malaysian Grand Prix.

Through the Job Swap, Kimi – also known as the 'The Ice Man', had the unique opportunity to become a fireman for a day. Warming up for the race in Sepang, the Formula One Ace took the wheel of an 18 tonne fire truck at a specially constructed track in Senawang, Malaysia.

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09/30/16
irl

Andretti-Herta Autosport Confirms 2017 Partnership
Herta and Andretti - happy together
Herta and Andretti - happy together
Andretti Autosport announced today that the team has extended its Indianapolis 500 race-winning partnership with Bryan Herta Autosport through the 2017 season.

“We’re happy to have Bryan back with the team for 2017,” expressed owner of Andretti Autosport, Michael Andretti. “His team fits well into our family and we are excited to see continued growth and success with the partnership. Bryan is a long time friend and a true asset to our organization. We are eager to see what next season has in store.”

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09/30/16
f1

EU investigation into F1 has moved on to "next level"
Bob Fernley
Bob Fernley
The European Commission's investigation into potential anti-competition rule breaches by Formula 1 has moved on to 'the next level', says deputy Force India deputy team principal Bob Fernley.

Force India and Sauber lodged a complaint with the EU last year complaining that some elements of F1 -- such as prize money distribution -- could be a breach of regulations.

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09/30/16
f1

F1 drivers critical of "annoying" modified final Sepang corner
Sepang Circuit
Sepang Circuit
A number of F1 drivers have spoken out against the new layout of the final corner at Sepang, labeling it as "annoying", "strange" and "not fun" writes Valentin Khorounzhiy of Motorsport.com.

The modifications to the hairpin at Turn 15, which have made it into an off-camber corner, have been arguably the most notable in a host of changes to Sepang ahead of the 2016 Malaysian Grand Prix.

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09/30/16
Team USA

Askew, Kirkwood Named as Newest Team USA Scholarship Winners
Askew and Kirkwood
Askew and Kirkwood

Oliver Askew  (left), 19, and Kyle Kirkwood (right), 17, who, coincidentally, both hail from Jupiter, Fla., were confirmed today as the most recent winners of prestigious Team USA Scholarships. The long-time friends and karting rivals will travel to England next month to contest both the Formula Ford Festival at Brands Hatch and the Walter Hayes Trophy at Silverstone.

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09/30/16
gp3

Leclerc flies to fourth pole in Sepang
Charles Leclerc
Charles Leclerc
Scuderia Ferrari Team Development driver Charles Leclerc pocketed his fourth pole of the 2016 GP3 season in a 1:49.861. The Monegasque was the only driver to lap in the 1m49’s after a closely fought contest for the coveted pole and four bonus points attached. His title rival and teammate Alexander Albon will join him on the front row. Nyck de Vries completed an all ART-GP top three.

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09/30/16
gp2

Gasly grabs pole for Race 1 in Malaysia
Gasly speeds to pole
Gasly speeds to pole

The Red Bull protege claimed his fourth GP2 pole of the season in today’s dramatic Qualifying session at Sepang International Circuit. Pierre Gasly clocked a laptime of 1:42.181 on his first flying lap and on his first stint. He denied teammate Antonio Giovinazzi by 0.082s in what is PREMA Racing’s third front row lock out. Raffaele Marciello completed the top three.

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09/30/16
F1

Latest F1 news in brief - Friday
  • Toto Wolff
    Toto Wolff
    Hamilton respects Rosberg more now - Wolff
  • Vettel not yet impressed with 2017 tires
  • Bottas says future looks 'positive'
  • Alonso recommends Sainz for McLaren future
  • Massa, Nasr worried over Brazil GP future
  • Haas waiting for driver 'silly season'
  • Verstappen made Ricciardo 'better' driver
  • Sauber needs reserve driver in 2017 - boss
  • Renault drivers still in dark over future
  • Hockenheim says no 2017 contract yet
  • Canada chiefs confident over 2017 F1 race
  • Puma Posts Video Of Finnish Driver Raikkonen In Sauna To Promote F1 Racing Suits
  • Perez threatens to quit F1 and take his check elsewhere

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09/30/16
f1

Hamilton leads Mercedes 1-2 in 2nd practice at Sepang
Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes AMG driver Lewis Hamilton topped his teammate Nico Rosberg in second practice for the Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang Friday.

The reigning world champion turned a lap of 1m34.944s on soft Pirelli tires to top Rosberg by 0.233s in the Aldo Costa designed wondermobile with Sebastian Vettel four tenths further back for Ferrari.

Kimi Raikkonen set the fourth quickest time on his second attempt on the softs, 0.2s behind teammate Vettel.

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09/30/16
Wec

Derani impressed with Ligier JS P217
Ligier JS P217
Ligier JS P217
Pipo Derani has given the new Ligier JS P217 high marks following its initial rollout and test last week at Magny-Cours.

The Brazilian driver, along with Olivier Pla and Julien Canal took part in a three-day test at the French circuit, prior to the unveiling of the 2017-spec LMP2 car last Friday at Spa.

"It’s run very smoothly since the first day, which is very surprising for a new car," Derani told Sportscar365.

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09/30/16
automotive

Mercedes finally sees the light - goes electric
Mercedes all-electric SUV
Mercedes all-electric SUV
Mercedes-Benz is using the Paris Motor Show to unveil Generation EQ, a close-to-production concept EV with a range of 300 miles and a vehicle which ushers in a new electric brand for the German automaker.

The SUV coup concept is the forerunner to a new product brand for electric vehicles. It has two electric motors and scalable battery components to increase output up to 300 kilowatts. The SUV also has permanent all-wheel drive and a range up to 300 miles--slaying the Tesla Model X -- but by the time the Mercedes hits the market Tesla will already have supassed that mark.

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09/30/16
f1

Rosberg leads Mercedes 1-2 parade in opening practice
Rosberg happy to be driving the Aldo Costa wonder
Rosberg happy to be driving the Aldo Costa wonder

F1 points leader Nico Rosberg turned the fastest lap in opening practice for the Malaysian GP with a time of 1m35.227s in his Aldo Costa designed Mercedes, an unbeatable car.

Lewis Hamilton was 2nd in the other Mercedes at 1m35.721s, 1/2-sec. slower than his teammate on the newly resurfaced Sepang circuit.

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09/29/16
f1

Fire halts opening Malaysian GP practice
Opening practice for the Malaysian GP was red-flagged for 15 min. due to a severe fire on Kevin Magnussen’s Renault in the pitlane.

Magnussen had completed an installation lap at Sepang before returning to the pits but as his car was being pushed back in to the garage, flames erupted from underneath the engine cover -- with Magnussen being pulled out of the cockpit before he burnt like a crispy fritter.

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09/29/16
irl

Championship Celebration taking over Indianapolis' Monument Circle
The 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series Championship Celebration, honoring newly crowned title-winner Simon Pagenaud, will take over downtown Indianapolis on Tuesday, Oct. 4.

Monument Circle in the city center will buzz with INDYCAR activity throughout the day. Team transporters will line the south side of the circle beginning at 11:30 a.m. ET, along with the Indy cars of Pagenaud and Alexander Rossi, winner of the historic 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil in May. Also on display will be the Astor Cup, the trophy presented annually to the Verizon IndyCar Series champion since 2011, and the iconic Borg-Warner Trophy featuring the likeness of every Indianapolis 500 winner.

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09/29/16
f1

Video: Every Racetrack Has A Story - Sepang International Circuit
Shell has supplied bitumen solutions to numerous racetracks around the world, including the F1 tracks in Bahrain, Germany, Singapore, Malaysia and Abu Dhabi. In 2016, Shell was again tasked to supply its expertise and quality products to repave Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia to meet the latest FIA standards. Check out what happened behind the scenes, and watch out for exciting races at SIC!

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09/29/16
irl

St. Pete and Toronto ticket renewals begin
St. Petersburg GP
St. Petersburg GP
Renewal tickets for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg and the Honda Indy Toronto are now available and include a Champions Club program that enhances the race weekend experiences.

The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, on the 1.8-mile temporary street circuit, will open the Verizon IndyCar Series season for the seventh straight year in 2017, with the race weekend running March 10-12. The Honda Indy Toronto, which celebrated its 30th anniversary this year on the 1.786-mile street course, is set for July 14-16 and will be the 12th of 17 races on the 2017 schedule. Both events are operated by Green Savoree Racing Promotions.

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09/29/16
IRL

Carpenter teams confirms Newgarden leaving for Penske
Newgarden has real real reason to smile now - he will be driving an unbeatable Penske Shocks car
Newgarden has real reason to smile now - he will be driving an unbeatable Penske Shocks car
SPEEDWAY, Ind. (September 29, 2016) - Ed Carpenter Racing was informed today that Josef Newgarden will not be returning to the team for the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season. ECR will now begin evaluating all options for next season's driver lineup.

"While it's disappointing that Josef will not be returning, it's also not a total surprise after all of the speculation the past few weeks," stated team owner Ed Carpenter. "I wish Josef the best in his future endeavors, but also remain focused on ECR's continued success. We are positioned well moving into 2017 and I have total confidence that we will continue to deliver the high level of performance we expect as a team."

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09/29/16
Automotive

One man - Elon Musk - has changed the automobile industry forever
Elon Musk proved to the world that electric cars are the future
Elon Musk proved to the world that electric cars are the future
Elon Musk has long had the stage to himself as he championed zero-emission vehicles, and his upstart company,  Tesla Motors Inc.,  became the touchstone for battery-powered cars writes William Boston of the Wall Street Journal.
 
When nearly half a million Tesla fans paid $1,000 each this spring to reserve the company’s next-generation Model 3 ahead of its late-2017 launch, many auto executives scoffed.

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09/29/16
gp2

Gasly tops opening GP2 practice
Gasly
Gasly
The penultimate round of the 2016 GP2 season kicked off in the best possible way for Series leader Pierre Gasly: the Red Bull protege set the fastest laptime of the Free Practice session this afternoon at Sepang International Circuit with a laptime of 1:42.352. Antonio Giovinazzi and Raffaele Marciello completed the top three.

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09/29/16
Nassprint

NASCAR Champions week Fanfest event cancelled
NASCAR Champion's Week Fanfest event cancelled: When NASCAR gets around to announcing the schedule for its annual Champion's Week in Las Vegas in early December, the popular Fanfest on Fremont Street won't be on it.

Las Vegas Motor Speedway officials have confirmed the unofficial kickoff to Champion's Week will not be held this year because of conflicts in scheduling and logistics.

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09/29/16
nassprint

Tony Stewart won't stop racing
Tony Stewart
Tony Stewart
Three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewartsaid Wednesday that he will compete in “40 to 50” races next year, most on dirt and at least some driving for other car owners.

Stewart said he gave the 40-50 race schedule to Jimmy Carr, who serves as the crew chief for Stewart’s sprint car program. Stewart said Carr pinned him down so he could figure how much equipment he’d need next year.

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09/29/16
gp3

Aitken tops Sepang Free Practice
Briton Jack Aitken set the quickest time in free practice at the Sepang International Circuit as the GP3 Series marked its maiden visit to the track. The Arden and Renault Sport Academy’s driver best laptime was a 1:50.883. DAMS’ Kevin Joerg and ART Grand Prix’s Nyck de Vries completed the top three.

In a change to the traditional schedule, GP3 free practice has been run on a Thursday with the session running for 30 minutes. There were two changes to the line-up compared to Monza: Italian rookie Alessio Lorandi has joined Jenzer Motorsport, whilst Koiranen GP runs with two drivers only.

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09/29/16
F1

Latest F1 news in brief - Thursday
  • Aldo Costa's car will win F1 title yet again
    Aldo Costa's car will win F1 title yet again
    Mercedes can win team title in Malaysia
  • F1 pundits eye Hamilton vs Rosberg title battle
  • Ferrari 'disoriented' after Allison exit - Stewart
  • Ericsson fit to race after bicycle crash
  • Three 'provisional' races on 2017 calendar
  • F1 Releases Provisional Calendar For '17, With Hockenheim Named As German GP Host
  • Zak Brown Reveals Vision For Future Of F1
  • Berger doubts 2017 revolution right for F1
  • Alonso to trial upgraded Honda engine
  • Steiner rules out Leclerc for 2017 seat

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09/29/16
f4

Yas Marina Circuit To Host New Formula 4 UAE Championship
Yas Marina Circuit, in partnership with Automobile & Touring Club UAE, on Tuesday announced it will be the home of the new Formula 4 UAE Championship, due to debut at the Formula 1 circuit on Oct. 28.

This year will be the circuit’s most comprehensive calendar of local motorsport, fitness, corporate entertainment, and driving and passenger experiences since '09, with more than 377 activities scheduled over the next 12 months.

The FIA-accredited Formula 4 UAE championship is "one of the most important additions to the UAE’s local motorsport calendar this year" and is the first of its kind in the Middle East and Africa. Gulf News

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09/28/16
nassprint

Reed to Attempt NASCAR Sprint Cup Debut at Talladega
Ryan Reed's paint scheme
Ryan Reed's paint scheme
Roush Fenway Racing driver Ryan Reed will attempt to make his Sprint Cup debut at Talladega Superspeedway in the Alabama 500 on Oct. 23, behind the wheel of the No. 99 Lilly Diabetes/American Diabetes Association Ford Fusion.  In 2011 - having been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes – the young driver was told he would never get behind the wheel of a race car again.

Five years later, Reed - having already won at the famed Daytona International Speedway and qualified for the inaugural Chase for the XFINITY Championship - is looking to make history as the only driver actively managing his diabetes to race at the Sprint Cup level.

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09/28/16
f1

FIA's World Motor Sport Council announces F1 rule changes
New wet start rules for 2017
New wet start rules for 2017
The FIA's World Motor Sport Council has revealed that Formula 1 tire supplier Pirelli will mandate the number of sets of compounds available per driver for the opening five rounds in 2017.

Pirelli has relaxed its tire choices this season, bringing three compounds to each event, with drivers given free choice for 10 of the 13 sets of tires available.

However, for visits to Australia, China, Bahrain, Russia and Spain next season, each driver will have the same number of compounds available for use throughout the course of the weekend.

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09/28/16
fe

McLaren wins 2018/19 Formula E battery deal
McLaren Applied Technologies has been confirmed as the exclusive battery supplier to the Formula E championship for the 2018/19 season, when mid-race car changes will be scrapped.

Since Formula E's inception in 2014 drivers have had to switch vehicles mid-races, with batteries supplied by Williams Advanced Engineering.

Formula E organizers had long targeted the elimination of mid-race car changes for its fifth season and such an ambition is now set to be realized by McLaren.

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09/28/16
wec

New car for BMW at LeMans in 2018
BMW will return to the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2018 with a new GTE challenger that is also eligible for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in North America.

The German manufacturer has announced an entry into the GTE Pro class of the World Endurance Championship, which includes Le Mans, with a successor to the M6 GT LM that made its debut in this year’s IMSA series. It is part of what BMW is calling a “strategic realignment” of its motorsport activities that includes a cooperation with the Andretti Formula E team.

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09/28/16
nassprint

RCR reveals Austin Dillon's 2017 paint scheme
Dillon's primary paint scheme for 2017
Dillon's primary paint scheme for 2017
Richard Childress Racing announced the primary look for Austin Dillon's 2017 Sprint Cup Series Chevrolet with a tweet on Tuesday.

The No. 3 car will feature DOW Chemical Co. as the primary sponsor.

DOW teamed up with Richard Childress Racing in 2013 as a sponsor for the No. 31 car that was driven by Jeff Burton at the time.

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09/28/16
nassprint

Stenhouse Jr. To Appear as Guest Analyst on Tonight's NASCAR Race Hub
Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr., driver of the No. 17 Roush Fenway Racing Ford, will join Danielle Trotta and Adam Alexander as a guest analyst on tonight’s FOX Sports 1’s NASCAR Race Hub, a daily NASCAR news and information program.

Make sure to catch the one-hour program tonight as the two-time NASCAR XFINITY champion adds his insight from 6-7 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1. 

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09/28/16
f1

Video: Insights from the pit wall
Strategy once again played a decisive role in the most recent race of the season in Singapore. While Nico Rosberg dispensed with an additional pit stop and drove to victory, Lewis also made it onto the podium thanks to a well-thought-out strategy involving an extra stop. In this video, Mercedes chief strategist James Vowles explains how the team refined their tyre choice for the Singapore Grand Prix.

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09/28/16
F1

Latest F1 news in brief - Wednesday (Update)
UPDATE Updates shown in red below.

09/28/16
  • Alejandro Agag
    Alejandro Agag
    Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag Dismisses Speculation He Could Run Formula 1
  • Mercedes out to make up for 2015 defeat
  • Pirelli: New Sepang surface 'big unknown'
  • Soft tire favored for Japanese Grand Prix
  • Magnussen wants to stay at Renault - father New
  • Barcelona not confirming pre-season dates New
  • Berger hopes F1 avoids 'power struggle' New
  • BMW decides against F1 return New
  • Teams agree rule changes for 2017 New
  • Kubica eyes Le Mans New

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09/28/16
irl

IndyCar name continues to get drug in the mud in Boston
Mayor Martin J. Walsh
Mayor Martin J. Walsh
Mayor Martin J. Walsh and several high-ranking aides and former campaign advisers could be called as witnesses in a lawsuit against former Grand Prix of Boston CEO John Casey, dredging up potentially damaging details about one of the biggest busts of Walsh’s first term.

Casey submitted a witness list to an Indiana federal court overseeing IndyCar’s lawsuit against him alleging fraud and breach of contract for canceling the planned Grand Prix event. The IndyCar race was supposed to take place in Boston’s Seaport district earlier this month, but crashed last April amid bad blood between Casey and the Walsh administration.

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09/28/16
TV news

Weekend TV ratings (Update)
UPDATE 
NBC-SN disappoints yet again
NBC-SN disappoints yet again
NASCAR Sprint Cup racing from New Hampshire, the second race in the Chase For the Cup, had 2.5 million viewers on NBCSN Sunday afternoon -down 14% from last year, down 34% from 2014 on ESPN (3.9M), and the smallest audience in the history of the Chase (dates back to 2004).

The previous low was set just one week earlier by the Chicago race (2.7M). Ratings dropped 12% from last year (1.77 to 1.55) and also ranked as the lowest in the history of the Chase. The previous mark was nearly a full point higher, a 1.64 for Chicago last week. Kevin Harvick's win ranks as the lowest rated fall New Hampshire race since at least 2000 and the least-watched since at least 2001, falling below the previous marks set last year. Sports Media Watch 

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09/28/16
f1

Video: Red Bull: Life of a bolt
Red Bull, which produces over a million Formula 1 car parts a year, tells the story of a front suspension bolt. If video fails to play, click here.

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09/28/16
fe

Video: Formula E reflects on second season
Formula E looks back at its second season, ahead of the 2016/17 campaign beginning in Hong Kong. If video fails to play, click here.

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